CONGRATULATIONS, JOE THOMAS, of Battles Insurance
on winning the Weekly Ad naming contest!
Many thanks to everyone who submitted suggestions!
Check out our link to Joe’s auspicious award certificate here!
**PARTICIPATION REAPS REWARDS!!**
Huron County Chamber of Commerce, 10 West Main Street, Norwalk; 419-668-4155. We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with your local Chamber! Not only does your participation benefit the businesses, it is a great opportunity for you to meet, work with and interact with other businesses and individuals you might not otherwise. Join us for a meeting or call for more information. We’d love to have you with us! J
22: 8:00am – 4:00pm - H/R & Safety University
Stay for an hour or all day, Qualifies for External SC Credit
RSVP to 419-668-4155 no later than 3/20/17; 10 West Main Street, Norwalk
29: 4:00pm – 7:00pm – Howard Hanna Open House and Ribbon Cutting (5:00pm), 66 East Main
4: 9:00am – 2:30pm – CPR/First Aid
5: 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Wednesday Wisdom: “Closed Facebook”
6: 7:30am – Safety Council: “Workplace Wellness Programs”
8:00am – Program Committee Meeting
4:30pm – 6pm – JDB Ribbon Cutting
12: 8:00am – Membership Committee Meeting
13: 7:30am – Safety Council: Speaker Cathey Robustellini, North Central EMS
14: CLOSED – Good Friday. Happy Easter Everyone!
19: 8:00am – Education Committee Meeting
20: 7:30am – Safety Council: “Workplace Wellness Programs”
27: Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet & Awards: Maple City Ice, 371 Cleveland Road, Norwalk. 5:45pm - Mix & Mingle; 6:30pm - Dinner & Awards; Call for complete details
**WELCOME TO THE CHAMBER!!**
*Accurate Business Machines: 419-625-6336; 2525 Columbus Avenue, Sandusky
*Bauer HVAC & Plumbing: 419-668-8493; 108 E. Main Street, Norwalk
*Lindsey D. Schilling, DMD, MSD, Inc.: 419-668-1700; 19 W. Monroe Street, Norwalk
*Re/Max – Frank Van Dresser, Jr.: 419-663-3536; 226 Republic Street, Norwalk
*Plymouth Improvement Committee: 419-668-4155; 48 W. Broadway, Plymouth
*Project Leadership of Huron County: 419-668-8219; 180 Milan Ave, Suite 1, Norwalk
*Superior Fire Services: 419-706-2308; PO Box 792, Norwalk
**CHAMBER GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE YEAR-ROUND!!**
Huron County Chamber of Commerce, 10 West Main Street, Norwalk; Chamber Gift Certificates are always the Right Size, Right Color and Right amount and are great to give and receive ANY time of year. They can be used for everything from APPLES to a stuffed ZEBRA! (Groceries, gas, prescriptions, veterinary, auto, beauty, medical and many other products and services). Chamber gift certificates can be redeemed at any Huron County Chamber business. Call the Chamber to pre-order and we will have them ready for you to pick up. No fees or service charges. They can be purchased by anyone for any amount. DON’T WAIT! Get your Chamber Gift Certificates TODAY!
Huron County Visitors’ Bureau, 10 West Main Street, Norwalk; 419-668-4155. THE PUB CRAWL WAS A GREAT SUCCESS! THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WORKED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN AND TO ALL THOSE WHO PARTICIPATED! BY ALL ACCOUNTS, EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME! Join is in celebrating Norwalk’s 200th birthday! Throughout the coming year we will be posting upcoming events. We hope to see many of you during these celebrations!
4/14: Community Service – St. Paul Episcopal Church; Noon
4/15: Easter Egg Hunt – Norwalk Park & Rec
4/22: Earth Week 5K Run – Norwalk Resevoir
4/22: Platt & Sally Benedict – St. Paul Episcopal Church
Date TBA: Plastic Lid Artwork Install, Frontier Communications Building
Date TBA: Norwalk Mural Install, Northern Ohio Antique Mall
**CPR & FIRST AID CERTIFICATION**
Huron County Safety Council, 10 West Main Street, Norwalk; 419-668-4155. Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Space is still available! Get CPR/First Aid Certification. Deposit of$50 pp is required upon reservation. Lunch will be provided. Read our flyer for full details. Contact the Chamber to register today. RSVP to 419-668-4155 no later than 3/20/17. This is a great course and a valuable skill, not only for your work but life in general, and you can’t beat the price – not to mention the FREE lunch. J CALL TODAY.
**A BICENTENNIAL EVENING TO REMEMBER**
Firelands Historical Society, Case Ave, Norwalk; 419-668-6038. Visit www.firelandsmuseum.com
This year Norwalk is celebrating its 200th birthday and your Firelands Historical Society will be hosting a very special evening for this occasion. The Society will present “A Bicentennial Evening” featuring Norwalk founders Platt and Sally Benedict. The evening will also include a short history of the era and concert music played on the A.B. Chase grand piano.
These activities will take place on April 22nd beginning at 7pm. The St. Paul Episcopal Church has graciously allowed us to use their facility located at 87 West Main Street in Norwalk for this event.
Following the program there will be a catered reception in Benedict Chapel with a concert selection, written especially for this occasion by a local student.
There will be only 200 tickets available for this event. The cost is $25.00 per person and may be purchased at Berry’s Restaurant or the Diamond Collection in Norwalk. More information can be obtained by calling chair person, John Schumm, at 419-668-2869, or the Firelands Museum at 419-668-6038. For ticket information please contact society member Kathleen Schaffer at 419-706-7359.
Hope to see you there :)
**OPEN HOUSE AND RIBBON CUTTING**
Open House and Ribbon Cutting, March 29th, 4:00 – 7:00p.m. RIBBON CUTTING at 5:00p.m. Please join the Howard Hanna family for a reception celebrating the Grand Opening of the Norwalk Office. RSVP to Norma@normasellshomes.com.
**2017 – 2018 Scholarships!**
Payne, Nickles & Company, 257 Benedict Ave, Bldg. D.; 419-668-2552. Payne, Nickles & Company, CPAs, through The Fund for Huron County (an affiliate of The Community Foundation of Lorain County), is proud to announce it is again offering up to two (2) $2,000 scholarships for the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship is open to fourth or fifth year students with accounting majors, and is intended to assist the student in meeting the 150-hour requirement to take the CPA exam. The scholarship is non-renewable. Eligibility Criteria) Erie/Huron, or contiguous counties, Ohio resident,
Minimum 2.8 grade point average, Completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017. Our scholarship is based on field of study, merit, financial need and community involvement. The decision is final and will be announced in late June. The scholarship will be paid to the school (not to an individual or bookstore) in one installment. The Firm’s offices are located at 422 West Market Street in Sandusky and 257 Benedict Avenue, Bldg. D in Norwalk. Scholarship applications can be picked up at either location, or printed from the Payne, Nickles & Company website at www.pncpa.biz. All completed applications should be submitted to the Fund for Huron County, 12 Benedict Ave., Norwalk, Ohio 44857.
**ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATIONS**
Eagle Creek Golf Club, 2406 New State Road, Norwalk; 419-668-8535. Visit www.eaglecreekgolf.com Cameo at the Creek Restaurant, 419-668-9197. Cameo's Current Hours: Monday closed. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 4pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 11am to 10pm, Sunday 11am-9pm. Always open to the public!!! Take Out, Delivery or Dine In and Order Online. Mark your calendar our doors open at 10am on St. Patrick's Day with THE DIVOTS playing at 7pm. Reuben specials March 10th- 19th. Come check out our daily specials, coupons and gorgeous view. Get your clubs ready...golf is just around the corner!
**GRAND OPENING & RIBBON CUTTING**
JDB Home Improvements, 46 Jefferson St., Norwalk; 419-660-8052. Visit www.jdbhomes.com. Join us on April 6, 2017 from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of JDB at our new location, 46 Jefferson Street, Norwalk. Ribbon Cutting will take place @ 5pm. We look forward to seeing you there!
**NORWALK PUBLIC LIBRARY**
Norwalk Public Library, 46 West Main St., Norwalk; 419-668-6063. Visit www.norwalk.lib.oh.us
*Regular Hours of Operation for Norwalk Library:
Monday & Wednesday - 9:30 a.m. - 8;30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday - 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday - 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Sundays.
**NATURALLY COUNTRY **
Naturally Country, 845 Lais Road, Norwalk; 419-668-4340. Visit www.naturallycountry.com
Exciting things are happening at Naturally Country! TWO BIG WEEKENDS! March 17 - 19th and March 24 - 26th from 10am - 6pm every day we will be hosting our “Touch of Spring” Open House Extravaganza! Our showrooms and displays are overflowing and bursting with color with fresh new Spring Florals, Beautiful Home Decor and Accent Pieces, Custom Designed Arrangements, Flameless Candles, Dramatic Wall Prints and Clocks, Gifts and so much more! You'll want plenty of time to browse and shop our expansive 5000 square feet of pure awesomeness! It's a MUST SEE and we promise you won't be disappointed! Visit our Facebook page and see 100’s of photos https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyCountryFloralDesign/ Enter to win $200.00 in Gift Cards. Refreshments will be served.
EZ Auto Convenience, 57 North Prospect Street, Norwalk; 419-706-3728. Visit www.e-z2start.com
Did you know that tonneau covers can improve gas mileage up to 10%? We are an authorized dealer for Truxedo, and all of our prices include installation. Tonneau covers typically take less than a week to arrive and can be installed in a quick and easy 30 minutes at our shop! Call us at 419 706 3728 or stop by our store at 57 N Prospect to inquire about outfitting your truck with a Truxedo tonneau cover.
**HOMES FOR SALE**
Century 21 Premiere Properties, 201 Milan Ave. B, Norwalk; 419-668-2100. 144 N Old State Road, Norwalk;Welcome home! This is the property you have been waiting for. Turnkey ready with everything you could ask for. An ideal location, two car attached garage, beautiful landscaping, and a large front porch framed by large pillars are just the start here. An open concept main floor provides an abundance of space and natural light. Ample cabinet space is an added bonus to a large kitchen area that opens to a gorgeous dining space. Featuring three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bath will meet any homeowner's needs. Two finished basement areas are the perfect place to relax by the fireplace. The large back yard makes for the perfect space to entertain company. This is one you certainly won't want to miss out on! Asking Price: $200,000
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**HEALTHY HAPPENINGS - MARCH & APRIL 2017**
Mar 18: Celebration of the Arts @ Ernsthausen Performing Arts Center beginning @ 6:30 p.m.
Mar 24: American Red Cross Blood Drive. Noon – 5 p.m.
Mar 28: Healthy Eating: Live Cooking Demonstration. 5:30 p.m.
Visit Healthy Living Online for more resources such as various classes, available screenings, and more. https://www.fisher-titus.org/
**FREE DRINKING WATER SYSTEM**
We’re pouring on the savings! Get a FREE Drinking Water System (valued at $899) with the purchase of a non-electric Kinetico Water Softener! Let us help you “Love your Water!” Call Today!
D & D Smith Winery, 401 West Main Street, Norwalk; 419-577-0242. Visit www.ddsmithwinery.com
Hours: Mon-Tues. closed, Wed 1-5pm, Thurs 1-9 pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-6pm.
Rum is our special the month of February. We'll do the traditional Cuban Highball otherwise known as the Mojito!! Martinis still available - white chocolate or regular chocolate!!..... We can mix with Wine or with liquor... We've found the Cherry wine goes great with the chocolate Martinis!!! Tastes like a chocolate covered cherry!! Either drink is $6 and available Saturday or Sunday!
3/17: Happy St Patrick's Day! Friday 3/17 We have spaghetti with meat sauce separate, Dove Chocolates here with some wonderful samples, Green Sangria and more! Stop out 6-9 to enjoy some fun!
3/19: Wine & Canvas: 1-4 Sunday. Sign up soon! This picture you can choose your colors. It's beautiful! Check it out on her site above and sign up. It's $35 pp and includes a glass of wine or wine slushie! If you don't drink wine you can get a beer or two sodas throughout your night.
4/12: Business After Hours at D&D! By The Erie County Chamber! Stop in for some appetizers and desserts 5-6:30 and check out our facility! Can we help you with a business training facility, or holiday parties, meetings? Let us know if we can be of service to you!
4/20: Taco Bar and Chair Massage 6-9
4/28: Spaghetti Buffet Night 6-9p $6 pp. For parties larger than 4 please call at least two days ahead to
4/29: Huron County Lions Club Winery Tour Poker Run 11 am - ? Sign up at our Winery!
**INVEST IN YOUR HOME**
JDB Home Improvements, 46 Jefferson St., Norwalk; 419-660-8052. Visit www.jdbhomes.com. It's that time a year again....tax season! And what better way to invest your money then by putting it back into your home with a new home remodeling project. We can upgrade your kitchen, bathroom or even add a room for whatever needs you might have. Give JDB Home Improvements a call for a FREE estimate.
**MINGLE AT OUR MONTHLY ACTIVITIES**
Senior Enrichment Services, 130 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; 419-668-6245. www.sfaconnection.org
Weekly: Be Healthy: Mind, Body, Spirit. Tai Chi: Wednesdays,8:30 am, 6 session punch card/$30; Yoga: Tuesdays, 9:30 am or Wednesdays, 5:15 pm. $25 for 6 weeks.
3/18: St. Paddy’s Pancake Breakfast. 8:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. Adults $3, Kids $2. Public Welcome!
3/21/17: Jukebox Bingo! 5-7 p.m. Bingo – Brats – Brew!
4/10: Easter Potluck. 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. Wear your Easter finest. Register by 4/3/17. Tickets $5.
4/12: “Welcome Spring” wreath craft. Noon in Norwalk. Wreath $18. Register by 4/10.
4/25: “Welcome Spring” wreath craft. Noon in Willard. Wreath $18. Register by 4/20.
**TEST DRIVE A NEW LAWN MOWER**
North Central Ag, LLC, 100 Industrial Drive, New London; 419-281-7820. Visit www.northcentralag.com
TEST DRIVE A NEW LAWN MOWER! Before you buy your next lawn mower, test drive it! We have over an acre of lawn you can use to select the right mower for you. Choose from a wide selection of Husqvarna mowers, Grasshopper zero turns and Massey Ferguson compact tractors. We also repair any brand of lawn mower, sharpen blades and sell parts. Call us today!
Information Technologies & Training, 50 N. Linwood Avenue, Norwalk, 419-663-4500 or 567-805-4147. Spend your lunch hour with us and eat, drink and be educated! Popular software topics will be discussed and also demonstrated by Microsoft Office Specialists. Take this opportunity to enjoy a meal and become familiar with tools to make your job easier! Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Call to sign up today. All sessions are held from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in the Conference Room of Information Technologies and Training.
Mar. 21: One Note – Take Advantage of This Digital Notebook
Apr. 4: Windows – 10 Tips & Secrets
Apr. 18: Access – Design A Database
**THE WALL THAT HEALS**
Senior Enrichment Services, 130 Shady Lane Drive, Norwalk; we are bringing the Vietnam Wall to Huron County. "The Wall That Heals" was founded by the "Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund" in Washington D.C. The Wall That Heals will be here from June 22-25, 2017 in Bellevue, at Central Park.
United Fund, 2 E. Seminary St., Norwalk, 419-668-0269; Join us on Wednesdays! Help the United Fund and support our community restaurants at the same time!
Mar. 29: Bohemian Wrapsody
Apr. 5: Cameo at the Creek
Keep up with what’s going down at the United Fund. Click here for our latest newsletter!
Firelands Symphony Orchestra, 334 East Washington Street, Sandusky; 419-621-4800; Visit www.firelandssymphony.com . Join us Saturday, March 18, 2017 for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Téada – an Irish Band. Ensemble Concert with Special Guest Singer and Step Dancer. Call Box Office For Tickets: 877-626-1950.
Danielion ideals that BLOOM, 14 East Main St., Wakeman; 440-839-2020.
Spring 2017 COURSES
Mar 18: Spring Wreath, 12pm
Mar 22: Spring Wreath, 7pm
Spring 2017 EVENTS
Mar. 24-26: Hip Hop Pics – Live bunny pictures with a professional guest photographer. Call to set up an appointment.
Apr. 22: Celebrate Local Earth Day – Local Artist Reception. Noon – 3pm
Apr. 29: Prom Pics – Get great pics before the Grand march with a professional guest photographer. Call to set up an appointment.
May 13: Eric Ebinger – Local author & presidential historian portrays a longtime neighbor of Abraham & Mary Lincoln. Discover the seedy, unknown side of the couple as only a neighbor can tell!
**BAUER HVAC & PLUMBING**
Bauer HVAC & Plumbing, 108 East Main Street, Norwalk; 419-668-8493. NOW UNDER NEW OWERSHIP! Serving the area for over 50 years, keeping you cool – keeping you warm. Current special: $79.95 furnace or A/C clean and check. Call for more details. Come visit our new showroom. Emergency Service also available!
**LOVING OUR FURRY FRIENDS**
Huron County Humane Society, 246 Woodlawn Ave, Norwalk, 419-663-7158, hchumanesociety.org;
Looking for a great way to help the Huron County Humane Society? Here are some fast and easy options that we bet you never heard of!
Summit Motorsports Park Seeks Alternative to Ruling to Remove Light Poles
Please see attached letter from Summit Motorsports Park
Mar 30, 2017
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Apr 12, 2017
Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 13, 2017
Dec 25, 2017